See NAP at TechEd 2009

Hey NAP Fans! If you are attending TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles this week, be sure to stop by the NAP booth in the Microsoft Technical Learning Center (TLC).  It is a great opportunity to meet and speak with NAP team members and learn about some of the enhancements and new scenarios in Windows® 7…

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Tool for migrating IAS configuration settings to NPS is now available!

Configuration settings for the Internet Authentication Service (IAS) in Windows Server 2003 are stored in .MDB files. Configuration settings for Network Policy Server (NPS) in Windows Server 2008 are stored in .XML files. If you install Windows Server 2008 on a computer already running Windows Server 2003 (known as an in-place upgrade), the configuration settings…

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The no enforcement design for NAP

Although NAP can be used to enforce restricted access for noncompliant NAP clients and non-NAP-capable clients, NAP can also be used to provide you with information about the overall level of health compliance on your network and correct system health problems automatically without notifying the user or restricting their access. This latter configuration of a…

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Resources for using certificates with NPS and NAP

An interesting but also somewhat complicated element of deploying a network access method with or without a NAP health evaluation is the use of digital certificates. Digital certificates can be used to provide strong authentication for remote access VPN connections, IEEE 802.1X-authenticated wired and wireless connections, and IPsec-protected traffic. Additionally, the following NAP enforcement methods…

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"How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection" TechNet WebCast now available

The “How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection” TechNet WebCast, recorded on Tuesday, November 11 by Brent Scallan, Senior Systems Engineer with Microsoft IT, and Pat Fetty, Principal Program Manager with the Windows Customer Advisory Team, is now available at: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032391121&CountryCode=US To view it, you will need to use your Windows Live ID. I strongly recommend…

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“How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection” TechNet WebCast on Tuesday

Heads up, NAP-meisters! On Tuesday, November 11, at 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada), our very own Brent Scallan, Senior Systems Engineer with Microsoft IT, and Pat Fetty, Principal Program Manager with the Windows Customer Advisory Team, will present the TechNet WebCast titled “How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection.” Both of these…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Beta Released

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs. The existing MAP Toolkit 3.1 is located here and includes desktop Windows Security Center assessment, which is instrumental…

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Detailed Ball State University case study published!

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000002748 This detailed case study provides details on the solution, hardware, and the key benefits of deploying NAP with 802.1X enforcement at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Thanks to Alex Chalmers of Ball State University (all-around NAP champion and fellow NAP guest blogger) and the NAP team’s Pat Fetty for making it happen!  …

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WinCAT blog post on NAP and 802.1X Enforcement

Check out the Windows Server Customer Advisory Team (WinCAT) post Network Access Protection Using 802.1x VLAN’s or Port ACLs – Which is right for you? Our very own Pat Fetty, whom many of you have seen presenting NAP talks at industry conferences, discusses the two ways that you can configure IEEE 802.1X-based switches and wireless…

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Combining NAP enforcement methods

Which NAP enforcement methods provided with Windows can you use together? Here is a section from the upcoming Network Access Protection Design Guide from our technical writer Greg Lindsay: Combining NAP Methods While the steps presented in this guide may imply that each enforcement method will be implemented alone it is possible to use more…

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